All are welcome to attend in-person or Zoom services !
Whether you attend church once a week, year, or decade, you are welcome at Bloor Street United Church for in-person or online services!
Note: There have been a several cases of COVID and other respiratory illnesses among members of both the Bloor Street and St. Matt’s congregation, very much a reflection of what is happening across the country. One of the best defenses is wearing a mask along with washing hands, a message we have been hearing constantly for almost three years. And it’s never more true right now. Mask-wearing while indoors continues to be mandatory at Sunday service and other indoor activities as well as at the Bloor Street offices at 165 Avenue Road, unless food is being consumed. We have masks available should you forget yours.
We offer three ways to experience worship at Bloor Street United Church:
1. In person Sunday services begin at 10:30am. Since our building is currently undergoing redevelopment, we are worshiping with our friends at St. Matthew’s United Church at 729 St. Clair Avenue West.
2. Livestreamed services begin at 10:30am (doors open at 10am) on Sunday mornings via Zoomchurch or you can phone in to 647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588, and give meeting ID 361 611 8730, ##.
3. Afterwards you can view edited Sunday services via our YouTube channel.
What’s Bloor Street all about?
Whether you come to church once a week, once a year, or once a decade, you are welcome at Bloor Street! Part of the United Church of Canada, Bloor Street is a congregation of about 150 people. We are proud to be an Affirming congregation – publicly, intentionally, and explicitly welcoming of 2SLGBTQIA+ folks – since each one of us is seen as a child of God. Our church is located at Spadina and Bloor, near downtown Toronto and U of T. Our building is currently undergoing redevelopment, so for the next 4-ish years we are worshiping with our friends at St. Matt’s at 729 St. Clair Ave West. Our offices and mailing address is 165 Avenue Road, Unit 402, Toronto ON, M54 3S4.
You can expect a friendly and inclusive congregation, thoughtful and relevant preaching, enthusiastic congregational singing, and inspiring choral music that might range from a setting of a plainsong chant to an African American spiritual. You can view past sermons here, and learn more about the United Church of Canada here.
We try to provide an inspiring and visionary centre for worship where we can help each other to discover, develop and nurture our spirit and faith. To do this, our goals are to foster worship which is inspirational through empowering preaching, both traditional and innovative liturgy, music and the arts; worship that is participatory, inclusive and supports all elements of the congregation; and worship that reflects our commitment to a theology which is liberating.
What’s for Kids?
Every two weeks on Zoom before the Sunday service, children are invited to attend “church school” / Sunday School! Church school teachers Bob and Melissa provide fun and engaging activities based on a United Church of Canada curriculum, for developing their Christian beliefs. Each week there is an opening prayer, we light our Christ candle, check-in with one another, share a story or video, discuss what we learned, and end with an activity or game! Content changes each time and is related to the life and work of Jesus or the week’s Lectionary passages. You can learn more about the next session here.
What’s for Youth?
Currently on hold
Every month, teens and young adults from Bloor Street meet on Zoom with our minister to talk and ask questions about different topics: faith, prayer, Jesus, etc. We usually watch a YouTube video to start off the conversation.